One of the most outstanding aspects of Vitoria-Gasteiz is its large number of green areas. Not in vain, it is the state capital with the highest ratio of landscaped areas per inhabitant (42 m2 per person). The Álava capital, with over 150,000 trees of 140 different species, is considered a true botanical garden, and has large parks such as La Florida and El Prado, where Martín Fiz, the world marathon champion, trains. It is surrounded by a Green Ring made up of four parks, forming an authentic natural lung for the city. One of these is Salburúa, one of the most important wetlands in the Basque Country, where the "Ataria" Nature Interpretation Centre will open shortly.
The Green Belt of Vitoria-Gasteiz is the result of an ambitious project to restore and recover the peripheral areas of Vitoria-Gasteiz, both from the environmental and social viewpoint, in order to create a large green area for recreational use around the city.
Guided visits around Salburúa park
In May, June, July and September: From Monday to Friday: from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (according to daylight hours)
From October to April: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (according to daylight hours)
Through the park itinerary: Tuesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Tel. 606 71 85 28
In the humid oak grove:
- Saturdays: from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (summer)
- Saturdays: from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (winter)
There is a free bicycle and binoculars hire service
Salburúa, Zabalgana, Olárizu and Armentia
There are signposted urban paths which allow access on foot and by bike to all the parks from the centre of Vitoria-Gasteiz
Selected by the United Nations as one of the 100 best world actions in the third edition of the International Best Practice Competition
It was the first city in the State to adopt Agenda XXI
Salburúa has a Bird Observatory